Vizrt introduces customisable Election Night graphics package
At the 2016 NAB Show Vizrt is introducing a new “Election Night” package that allows broadcasters to take real-time polling and voting data and easily turn it into compelling on-screen election graphics. The package helps viewers at home get a better understanding of the election results.
The Election Night package allows broadcasters to create highly interactive election presentations giving the anchor easy-to-use storytelling tools. This content can be integrated with existing Vizrt graphics workflows, allowing broadcasters to use their current technology, with the addition of the incoming data, to tell the election story. The Election Night package can also be used standalone for broadcasters that need a single system for live news coverage.
The package provides an automated way to gather and display polling and voting results in real time, using a combination of Vizrt’s proven data aggregation tools that are part of the Social TV Solution. This fully integrated single box solution offers the ability for broadcasters to automatically ingest the subscription feeds from multiple election data providers (e.g., AP election data, RSS feeds, etc.) and visualize them using 3D graphics.
The templates included in the Election Night package can be customised to a broadcaster’s specific branding and provide designs for supporting an interactive election map for Presidential, Congressional, Senate and Governor race coverage. The package also enables broadcasters to ingest, manage and display viewer-generated social media posts.
“Broadcasters need to present a huge amount of data very clearly on election night. The new Election Night package takes that data and easily displays it with custom graphics or in a compelling interactive election map with results that can be highlighted for each voting region,” said David Jorba, president, Vizrt Americas. “Using the system broadcasters can collect all of that data and output it very easily into a ticker, full screen image or into a broadcaster’s normal graphics templates. It’s really a powerful expansion of our Social TV solution.”